Armadillos can be cute and funny, but not if they've made themselves at home in your yard and are burrowing holes into your house's foundation, than you need help getting rid of them. Of course you are looking for a safe and humane way to get these armadillos out of your yard. You aren't interested in hurting or even killing the armadillos. You also want an effective way to get rid of them, though. You certainly don't need those armadillos returning a week later. Fortunately, there are a few good options available to you.
The best way to get rid of armadillos is to trap and relocate them. Armadillos usually aren't aggressive, so you may be tempted to try to save some money and trap your own armadillos. This is a bad idea, though, because armadillos are known to carry dangerous diseases. In particular, 53 percent of armadillos trapped in Louisiana tested positive for Leprosy. This is not a risk you want to take to save money.
Armadillos feed exclusively upon insects. In fact, a single armadillo can eat up to 40,000 ants in one serving. If you have an armadillo problem at your house, this probably means that you have an insect problem. Armadillos are only attracted to places with ample food supplies. You can get rid of your armadillo and discourage others from setting up shop by getting rid of your insect problem.
Armadillos can't see or hear very well, but they can smell. If you have a dog or cat in your yard, most armadillos will avoid your property. You don't have to leave your pet out at night to protect your property; armadillos will be scared if they can smell fur or urine. If a real pet is out of the question for your family, you can also purchase coyote urine to spread in your yard.